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  1. March 17, 2014

    ‘Cosmic inflation’ data show Big Bang secrets

    Astronomers say they have found the first evidence of “gravitational waves”, ripples in the fabric of space-time, bolstering...

  2. October 18, 2013

    The sounds of science: how physics and music can help each other

    I can’t pretend ever to have fully grasped the space-time continuum but two minutes into a conversation with Heinrich...

  1. October 18, 2013

    Helen Arney: You’ve got to laugh

    Last month Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, hosted its first ever comedy night. OMG! (or Oxygen Magnesium for the...

  2. October 4, 2013

    Postcard from ... Antwerp: life in the old docks yet

    I’m standing outside a shabby concrete warehouse. Rusted hoists and towering cranes loom along the banks of the river...

  3. September 15, 2013

    Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK – review

    For three weeks in 1933, Albert Einstein, fleeing Nazi Germany for America, stayed in a beach hut near the Norfolk seaside...

  4. August 30, 2013

    The Diary: Philip Pullman

    At last I have discovered what social rank I am. Not that I ever wondered very hard about that, but still. I am a yeoman. We...

  5. April 19, 2013

    The precious letters of DNA

    Imagine for a moment that you have just stumbled on the secret of life, aka the structure of DNA. Thrilled, you pen a letter...

  6. October 19, 2012

    Turkish book on Darwin sparks outrage

    A series of books for primary schoolchildren, describing Charles Darwin as a Jew with a big nose who kept the company of...

  7. FT Alphaville

    October 11, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… ALPHAVILLE Money as a passion, not a standard: Izzy asks if money and value, much like time, are a...

  8. FT Alphaville

    October 10, 2012

    Money as a passion, not a standard

    Are money and value, much like time, a function of relativity rather than a definable and quantifiable substance? A while...

  9. September 28, 2012

    Boom and burst in outer space

    Many astronomers like nothing more than detecting mysterious explosions in deep space and then explaining the prodigious...

  10. September 28, 2012

    The attraction of opposites

    The Palazzo Madama in Turin is one of the most historically resonant buildings in the north of Italy: originally a Roman...

  11. September 21, 2012

    Pop music’s heart of Glass

    Here is a joke from one of my colleagues when we were talking recently about the future of classical music: “Have you heard...

  12. June 10, 2012

    The Physicists, Donmar Warehouse, London

    At first glance, the opening three shows under Josie Rourke as new artistic director have little in common: George...

  13. MBA blog

    April 4, 2012

    From the Super Bowl to a chilli cook-off

    Albert Einstein, when asked to explain his theory of relativity said; “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it...

  14. February 22, 2012

    Doubt cast on ‘faster than light’ finding

    Last year’s sensational finding that subatomic particles had travelled faster than light appears to have been due to...

  15. January 13, 2012

    Weird science

     How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival, by David Kaiser, Norton, RRP£17.99, 400...

  16. MBA blog

    December 6, 2011

    F is for failure and the future

    The last few weeks have seen the intensity grow as we run up to the holiday period – with the majority of our first term...

  17. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2011

    Venezuela's inflation quick fix?

    Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Whether or...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2011

    More evidence that Einstein overrated

    (If this is true then the Cut was published tomorrow at 6am.) European physicists have new evidence to support their claim...

  19. October 11, 2011

    Genius can change the world

    Talent “hits the target others cannot hit; genius hits the target others cannot see”, said Arthur Schopenhauer, the...

  20. October 7, 2011

    Mr Prime Minister, we like our credit cards

    “The prime minister was forced to change a passage in his original speech which appeared to call on people to pay off their...

  21. October 4, 2011

    Universe expansion experts win Nobel prize

    Three Americans whose studies of exploding faraway stars showed that the expansion of the universe is speeding up and it...

  22. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and more from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: The best way to tackle the Big Four Michel Barnier has shocked...

  23. September 28, 2011

    Super-charged eurozone fund won’t solve crisis

    If, as Albert Einstein observed, insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”,...

  24. September 23, 2011

    Q&A: Discovery with potential to break major dogma

    Why has Cern’s discovery of subatomic particles travelling faster than light caused such a scientific sensation? If...

  25. September 23, 2011

    The speed of light: if only...

    So Albert Einstein was the class dunce after all, and there really is something that is faster than light. Scientists at...

  26. September 22, 2011

    Experiment breaks speed of light barrier

    An experiment at Cern, the world’s largest physics laboratory, has shown particles apparently travelling faster than light –...

  27. July 15, 2011

    Masochists, mamma Mia and me

    Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter, and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

  28. July 8, 2011

    Free Radicals

    Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science, by Michael Brooks, Profile, RRP£12.99, 312 pages Fraud and data manipulation,...

  29. June 21, 2011

    Time for common sense on Greece

    Albert Einstein is reported to have said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting...

  30. May 27, 2011

    What would Einstein make of bonds?

    “What did you learn at school today, dear?” “I learnt about Albert Einstein.” “Aha! A fascinating fellow. And an economist,...

  31. April 25, 2011

    There is more to business than analytics

    “Frame a challenging problem, then get out of the way!” This is the best piece of advice I’ve ever received from a colleague...

  32. April 1, 2011

    Doggy-bags at the Savoy Grill

    Sir David Tang, globetrotter, entrepreneur and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between homes in...

  33. March 31, 2011

    Succinct summary led to my error

    From Mr Paul F. Dowding. Sir, In response to the criticism by M. Paramasivam (Letters, March 28) of my published letter...

  34. February 18, 2011

    Small talk: Elif Shafak

    Elif Shafak is Turkey’s leading female novelist. Born in 1971, Shafak has published seven novels and two works of...

  35. January 11, 2011

    East and west converge on a problem

    How is the “great convergence” – the topic of last week’s column – going to shape the world in the 21st century? Happily, in...

  36. November 19, 2010

    Obama writes home about heroes

    Republicans aren’t the only presidential hopefuls releasing books this month. Barack Obama, who can reasonably be assumed to...

  37. September 30, 2010

    Sign here, please: investing in autographs

    Star power: Marilyn Monroe Heath Ledger is up, while Neil Armstrong is sky high. Tiger Woods is positively booming, but it...

  38. September 16, 2010

    Making sense of a ‘nonsensical world’

    For decades, the mind-boggling aspects of quantum theory tormented Albert Einstein, who could never get his mind around what...

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